The Manual’s Ultimate Summer Camping Packing List

first_img How to Sleep Outdoors: Bring the Best Gear for a Good Night’s Sleep Add-OnsSolar Charger with correct phone connectorsPlaying cardsA good bookWater toysNotebook/journalPackable ponchoTrekking polesRechargeable battery pack It’s about that time of year to break out all of your camping gear from the garage and head out to enjoy nature. Chances are, you haven’t looked inside your storage bin in awhile and some things may either be broken or outdated. To help you out, we’ve put together our ultimate checklist to ensure you’re ready to have a great time in the great outdoors.The FundamentalsTent (with at least 10 stakes)Tent footprint or tarp (if your tent didn’t come with one)Tent Rain fly and/or sun shade (if your tent didn’t come with one)Sleeping bagSleeping padFolding furniture (based on your specific needs and head count)Light sources with batteriesSunscreen, at least SPF 30Lip balm, at least SPF 15 with a moisturizerAny required camping permits or parking passesPaper map of the area where you’re staying & exploringGuidebook of the areaCameraHigh-Quality SunglassesFirst aid kitGeneral repair kit for sleeping bags, pads and tentsMulti-tool or knifeSome cash and a credit cardMatches/lighter The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Camping 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Food (will vary based on specific needs)Coffee & teaBreadPeanut ButterEnergy barsCooking oil/sprayMeatGrilling vegetablesFruitSalt/pepperSpice kitTrail mix (your favorite kind)Pancake mixDrink mixesMarshmallowsEggsPersonal ItemsToilet paperToothbrushToothpasteBrush/combEye maskEar plugsInsect repellantDeodorantcenter_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities ClothingMoisture-wicking shirts and underwearQuick-drying bottoms (pants AND shorts)Wide-brimmed hatBoots or shoes suited for the terrainWater shoesCheap pair of flip-flopsPackable Waterproof jacket (even if the forecast is 90 and sunny)Socks (synthetic, quick-drying and/or wool)Quick-drying, packable towelsWaterproof gloves (based on the weather/adventure)KitchenStoveAppropriate fuel for stoveWaterproof matchesWindscreenFirewood (check with campsite first for rules)Cast-iron pan or potPortable coffee and tea makerHard-sided coolerIceReusable water bottlesWater jugs (limit smaller bottles to limit campsite footprint)Trash bagsResealable plastic bagsLightweight, insulated cups (one per person to limit campsite footprint)Plates and utensils (biodegradable or light metal)Paring knifeChef’s knifeAluminum foilBiodegradable soapHand sanitizerSkewersCan openerRoll of paper towelsCollapsible water container 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralightlast_img

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